Oliver Stone will receive a special Golden Kinnaree award for career achievement at the 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival.

Stone will collect the honour at the event's Jan 31 awards gala, towards the end of the 14-day festival which runs from Jan 22-Feb 2.

"We are thrilled that we may honour Oliver Stone for his immeasurable impact on global cinema," executive director Craig Prater said in a statement.

"He is one of a handful of thought-provoking filmmakers whose directing achievements are matched by his work as a writer and producer. The world of film and television is infinitely richer for his contributions."

Stone has twice won the best director Academy Award, for Platoon in 1987 and Born On The Fourth Of July in 1990. He also won the adapted screenplay Oscar in 1989 for Midnight Express.

The Golden Kinnaree Competition, launched in 2003, is a new global competition for film excellence and the highest honour at the festival.